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Summer Reading

Summer Reading ClipartSummer is a great time for students to read for pleasure and dive deep into their favorite genre or experience something new. Providing students with a choice in what they read increases their reading motivation and engagement. Click here for the Chesapeake Public Schools Suggested Reading List. Click here for a list of reading reward summer programs.



Benefits to support summer reading:

  • Build vocabulary
  • Develop reading skills
  • Enjoy new stories
  • Learn new information

Phone Number Update

phone pictureBeginning April 9, when calling our schools or any other local entities, it will be necessary to dial the local area code. The State Corporation Commission approved a second area being added to our area.  Whether the number you’re calling has a 757 or a 948 area code, you must dial that area code along with the phone number.  Any calls made locally not using the area code will not be completed.


Chesapeake Preschool Initiative (CPI)

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Preschool Application Window Now Open. The Chesapeake Preschool Initiative (CPI) Office is currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year!  CPI is a FREE full-day program for children who will be four years old by September 30 and live in Chesapeake. The program is designed to give eligible children opportunities to create a firm educational foundation that can be used to achieve academic and social success. Acceptance into the program is determined on eligibility criteria and identified risk factors, not on a first-come, first-served basis. Risk factors include, but are not limited to; family income, level of parent/legal guardian education, housing concerns or homelessness, and special needs or disability. If you know a family with a child who may benefit from this program, please encourage them to apply and help us spread the word! Applications are available on our district preschool page.

2021-2022 TME Teacher of the Year!

TOY Anmaree MillerAnmaree Miller earned a degree in Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2006. She began teaching art as a middle teacher. In 2007, she became the art teacher at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School. Mrs. Miller believes in using art concepts and creative expression in combination with core content to create a deeper learning experience for all her students. She enjoys seeing her students’ artistic development. She encourages creativity inside and outside of her classroom. Mrs. Miller is honored to represent the amazing faculty and staff at Thurgood Marshall Elementary as the 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year!